NHS: “you need to abolish hand written notes and introduce patient identity protocol,” says think tank

A think tank has called for the NHS to abolish hand written notes and introduce patient identity protocol after freedom of information requests indicated that 9,132 documents were either lost or stolen among 68 NHS hospitals last year. The requests were made by Parliament Street, which describes itself as an innovative young think tank dedicated […]

Whitepaper: In-depth guide to GDPR

The GDPR has two high-level objectives: Harmonise the previously fragmented legacy legislation among EU member states, and address public perceptions that doing business on the internet is inherently risky. Protiviti’s whitepaper on understanding GDPR provides readers with an in-depth look at the regulation and answers many questions that are often unclear for businesses. Topics include […]

Data protection around the globe

With the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation in Europe, the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal and ongoing security and privacy concerns, data protection is a major theme tune for 2018 and beyond. Countries across the globe are looking at improved privacy protection. At the end of June 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act was passed unanimously, […]

ZL Technologies Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2018 International Business Awards for its GDPR Solutions

ZL GDPR Solutions have been selected to receive a Gold Stevie® in the 2018 International Business Awards. The company enable multinational enterprises to reach GDPR compliance through management of personal data found in emails, files, and other employee-created content. Organisations can search, remediate, and apply policies to documents across the entire enterprise from a single unified […]

Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information for political campaigning

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Lifecycle Marketing (Mother and Baby) Ltd, also known as Emma’s Diary , £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information belonging to more than one million people. The data broking company, which provides advice on pregnancy and childcare, sold the information to Experian Marketing Services, a branch of […]

Marketing firm fined £100,000 after making more than 75,000 nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an East Sussex marketing company £100,000 for making 75,649 nuisance calls. AMS Marketing Ltd, of Peacehaven, made the calls to people who had opted out of receiving marketing calls by registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is against the law unless people give specific consent to receive marketing calls […]

Privacy technology market penetration growing rapidly, Survey reveals

TrustArc and The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest global information privacy community, today announced at the 2018 IAPP Asia Privacy Forum the results of new research that examined how privacy technology is bought and deployed to address privacy and data protection challenges. Surveying privacy professionals worldwide, the findings of the survey […]